Built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, Bruichladdich distillery sits opposite the western shore of Loch Indaal on Islay, an island off the west coast of Scotland. The distillery produces three distinct single malts: Bruichladdich (unpeated), Port Charlotte (heavily peated) and Octomore (super heavily peated), along with The Botanist gin. Read More »
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich as part of the Valinch label. This is the name given to the 'fill your own bottles' obtained on the distillery tour and rarely come on to the market. This one comes from cask 5085 and was bottled not long after the turn of the millennium.
A 1966 vintage Bruichladdich released by independent bottlers Duncan Taylor as part of their Rare Auld series. Distilled in January, it was matured for 40 years in cask 199 before 197 bottles were yielded in January 2006.
A 1966 vintage Bruichladdich released by independent bottlers Duncan Taylor as part of their Peerless series. Distilled in January, it was aged for 37 years in cask number 202 before being bottled in February 2003.
A 1966 vintage Bruichladdich bottled at 40 years of age in May 206 by independent bottlers Duncan Taylor. Distilled when the distillery was owned by A. B. Grant, by the time this was bottled, the distillery had been mothballed twice and was under new ownership.
The Bruichladdich Legacy series is a series of 6 bottles which were released annually from 2002 until 2007. All these whiskies are from incredibly old casks, and in some cases a marriage of several casks. This first release is a stunning 1966 vintage whisky bottled in 2002, also celebrating the Queen's golden jubilee.
A 2002 distillery bottling of 1970 Bruichladdich matured for about 32 years. This has gone down as one of the best Bruichladdichs in modern memory - a 95 from Whisky Fun's Serge Valentin (and listed as his favourite expression from the distillery), a pile of superlatives in posts across the internet and a quick 'Amazing!!' when we just mentioned it on Twitter.
A 1967 vintage Bruichladdich bottled by Signatory as part of their Millenium Edition series. Distilled on January 9, it was aged in sherry cask 161 for 32 years before being bottled on August 2 1999. This was awarded an impressive 93 points by Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com.